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The Magic Flute - 3 February 1948 Evening 

Opera: Performance details

Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Karl Rankl
Chorus Master Douglas Robinson
Leader Joseph Shadwick
Cast
Tamino
an Egyptian Prince
Kenneth Neate
First Lady
attending the Queen of Night
Elizabeth Abercrombie
Second Lady
attending the Queen of Night
Denise Francis-Sirou
Third Lady
attending the Queen of Night
Rosina Raisbeck
Papageno
a bird catcher
Arnold Matters
Queen of the Night Audrey Bowman
First Boy
one of The Genii of the Temple
Jean Carpenter
Second Boy
one of The Genii of the Temple
Valerie Thorne
Third Boy
one of The Genii of the Temple
Irene Baldry
First Slave J Arthur Kellet
Second Slave Donald Gowing
Third Slave Ronald Lewis
Monostatos
a Moor in Sarastro's service
Hubert Norville
Pamina
daughter of the Queen of Night
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Speaker of the Temple Hans Hotter
Sarastro
High Priest of the Temple
David Franklin
First Priest Edgar Evans
Second Priest Rhydderch Davies
Third Priest Donald Gowing
Fourth Priest Ronald Firmager
Papagena
Papageno's sweetheart
Joyce Edmanson
First Man in Armour Edgar Evans
Second Man in Armour Rhydderch Davies
The Covent Garden Opera Chorus
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Language: English
Translator: E J Dent
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 3 February 1948 (in Royal Opera House Collections)